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UM to host 6th annual Green Week

The University of Mississippi will kick off a week-long celebration for Green Week next Tuesday. Several events will be held throughout the week relating to green ways and sustainability. (April 18, 2014, Page 1A)

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    Oxford’s credit rating improves

    The city of Oxford’s credit rating rose from an AA- to an AA recently after the city issued two bonds. (April 18, 2014, Page 1A, 2A)

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      LES learns about life cycles at dairy farm

      Lafayette County Elementary School first graders took a trip to the Brown Family Dairy Farm Wednesday. The children learned about life and water cycles as well as had an Easter egg hunt while they were there. (April 17, 2014, Page 1)

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        City planner recognized at retirement party

        City Planner Tim Akers was honored for his hard word, dedication and passion for Oxford during his retirement party Wednesday at City Hall. (April 17, 2014, Page 1, 2)

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          Parker named Officer of the Year

          Oxford Police Officer Kevin Parker was recently named as OPD’s Office of the Year during a ceremony where several officers were honored for a variety of accomplishments, including Supervisor of the Year, Jeff McCutchen, who was promoted to major of operations Tuesday. (April 16, 2014, Page 1, 7)

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            City raises concerns with pedicabs

            During the Oxford Board of Aldermen’s regular meeting Tuesday evening, the board heard the first reading of a change to the city’s ordinance governing pedicabs that would require all pedicabs to place a “slow moving vehicle” triangle emblem on the center rear of the vehicle. (April 16, 2014, Page 1, 7)

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              Land rezoning for shopping center

              The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted for two ordinance changes during its regular meeting Tuesday with one allowing for the rezoning of property off Highway 7 for a new shopping center and the other granting all citizens the right to apply for an appeal of a decision of the city’s historic preservation commissions. (April 16, 2014, Page 1, 7)

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                UM alum recognize LGBTQ Council

                The University of Mississippi Alumni Association Executive Committee recently recognized the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer Alumni and Friends Council. A Lavender Ceremony will also be held on April 29. (April 15, 2014, Page 1)

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                  Jewish community gathers for Seder

                  Members of Oxford’s Jewish community met Monday night for the first night of Passover during a community First Night Seder, joining Jews all over the world in celebrating freedom from Egypt while remembering that people of all religions and beliefs are still struggling for acceptance and freedom. (April 15, 2014, Page 1)

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                    Planners deny hospital’s sound plan

                    The Oxford Planning Commission ruled Monday that a wood fence is not sufficient enough to protect the citizens living in Bickerstaff Condominiums from the noise produced by the construction of the new Baptist hospital and Belk Boulevard extended. (April 15, 2014, Page 1)

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